3 Fertility Superstitions You Should Partake In, because, Why Not?!

McDonals French Fries There’s no *real* evidence to support that eating McDonald’s french fries after a transfer benefits the implantation process in any way. But, we will say this: They are delicious, and it’s certainly not going to hurt anything, so why the hell not? Any excuse to eat fries works for us. Plus, you […]

You’ve Had a Miscarriage. Now What? Three Ways to Manage Your Loss

Miscarriage is never an easy journey, and we want you to know you do not have to go through this alone. In this blog post, Suzie Welsh Divine, founder of Binto and an IVF nurse-turned IVF patient–walks you through three different ways to approach miscarriage management. A miscarriage can come with many questions, from “Why is […]

Learning—and Confessing—That Our Unexplained Infertility Was All My Fault

By Amy Gallo Ryan When we transferred genetically tested embryos for the first time, it felt like the fertility equivalent of playing with a stacked deck. It was our fifth IVF embryo transfer, but our doctor was so convinced we would be successful that he initiated near-daily conversations about how many embryos we should transfer. […]

When it Comes to Exercise and Fertility, What’s the Right Amount?

By Mahri Relin I worked with women through their pregnancies and beyond for a long time before fertility as a fitness issue truly entered my consciousness.  When a few close friends a few years ago experienced multiple miscarriages and failed IVF experiences, however, I began to think more carefully about it as a factor in […]

“I Tested Positive for Coronavirus in the Middle of an IVF Cycle”

While our struggles with infertility only go back two years, it feels like they are ingrained in our four-year marriage as solidly as any of its other defining characteristics. Infertility is a part of who we are now, and I feel that acutely. That the key chapters of our fertility story would hit right in […]